|Title:||Strength and Conditioning Coach|
Noah Watkins is entering his first year at Columbus State
University as the strength and conditioning coach for all 14 sports
in the 2011-2012 season. Watkins, an AFAA certified personal
trainer, will be working closely with the Athletic Training Staff
at CSU and also all the head coaches to specialize an adequate
training for each sport.
Watkins graduated from CSU in May 2011 as he played two years of baseball for Coach Greg Appelton. Watkins played in 44 games as a catcher for the Cougars in 2010 and 2011 combined. A modest hitter, Watkins was a huge part of the success of the CSU pitching staff during his tenure. He helped guide the staff to a 3.81 team earned run average in 2010, which was second best in the Peach Belt Conference, and then a 3.85 ERA in his senior season.
Prior to his time at CSU, Watkins played his first two years of collegiate ball at Truett-McConnell Junior College. There, he lead all of Georgia junior college catchers in hits, batting average and had the best percentage of throwing out would be base runners.
Watkins is perusing a master's degree in Science in Organizational Leadership.